reply to post by knopper67
Yeah, the scarring can suck. I have few scars, and those I do have are not very noticeable due to where they are, near the jaw and hairline.
I know what you mean about feeling awful and wanting to hide when your skin is broken out. If your acne is that bad you should probably consider
accutane. I disagree with those who claim diet makes it worse or better as well. I tried everything under the sun in terms of diet and nothing ever
Stress can make acne worse, especially if it leads to behavior changes like increased touching or washing or scrubbing of the acne, but I am under
every bit or more stress now as I was as a teenager and the only time I ever get a blemish now is very clearly tied to my hormones. For women I think
it is easier to see the relationship because when our hormones cycle we have a very obvious physical reminder that they are doing so.
If it were me, (depending how old you are) I would get a job and I would start a savings account with only ONE purpose, to get laser or chemical
peeling done when you get to an age when the acne eases up a bit. You will not be able to get rid of every scar, unless you are lucky, but you can
make them MUCH less noticeable. I know that wont help you tomorrow at school, but odds are, you really will get older and having a plan could (not
saying it will) make you feel better.
I was raised in foster care, no one would pay for me to go to a dermatologist, so I got a job, and saved up my money and went myself. Sometimes there
isnt a lot you can do in the very moment you are in to make your life better, but you can plan for a way to make it better in the future.
I know people can be jerks and say nasty things about the way you look, hell, before I was old enough to have acne, I got picked on because my clothes
came from the Salvation Army. Some kids got picked on for being dumb, fat, ugly, poor, "uncool," nerdy, etc. People can be thoughtless and cruel.
Young people talk about old people sometimes as if they were "gross." There may never be a time in your life when someone isnt making you feel
like crap for something. But, you arent really alone. And, acne isnt the only thing that makes people feel all alone and hopeless.
You are not the sum of your skin, or your looks in general. If you dont learn that now, or soon, you are really going to be unhappy at 70 when
everything you own is hanging down towards your knees.